9th-12th Grade World History / World Cultures

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1.04 Define the themes of society, technology, economics, politics, and culture and relate them to the study of history.

Description

Students will visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and learn about the design of the village, rice patties, and four seasons.  Students will be able to infer the jobs done by men and women throughout the four seasons and how technology changed the products being made from 1392-1910. The displays exhibit traditional life during the Joseon period.

Questions

*3 guiding questions for students to explore

How did the physical features of the land impact the development of the village and farmlands.

  • Stream to the front and mountains to the rear (protection and shelter) as well as irrigation for the farming

What rites took place during the spring of the year?

  • During the sowing season rites for village tutelary deities were held to pray for the year’s good harvest, peace, and well-being

How were societal jobs different for men and women of the period?

  • Women did the yarn and clothes making while men took care of the hunting and killing

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5.03 Analyze the causes and course of World War II and evaluate it as the end of one era and the beginning of another.

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Students will visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history and the country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. Travel the museum and observe the artifacts from the Jews of Ejszszki, the events of the Night of Broken Glass, visit the Ghettos and learn about the Concentration Camps and Isolation, walk in a railcar that was used for the deportation to the killing centers and gas chambers.

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*3 guiding questions for students to explore

What was Kristallnacht and what did the German Nazis destroy?

  • The NIght of Broken Glass : synagogues and Torahs - hope for a future of Jews in Germany

Why did the Nazis create the ghettos and what purpose did they serve?

  • Ghettos were used to isolate the Jewish population and control them before shipping them off to killing centers and forced labor camps.

Why would the US and other world powers of the time be invested in stopping the Nazi reign of Germany?

  • Answers will vary bur should reflect higher level thinking including basic human rights, Attack on Pearl Harbor, Invasion of Poland, Landing of soldiers on Normandy

9th-12th Ancient Civilizations

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2.02 Identify the roots of Greek civilization and recognize its achievements from the Minoan era through the Hellenistic period.

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Students will visit the island of Santorini, Greece.  They will learn about the Minoans’ skills and influence on society that began about 5,000 years ago until about 1600 B.C. that may have given rise to the legend of Atlantis.

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*3 guiding questions for students to explore

Who were the Minoans?

  • Expert sailors and traders along the Aegean Sea with a settlement on the island of Santorini, Greece. They developed the decimal number system and a form of writing.

Why is the ancient Greek advancement in Theatre important?

  • Answers should show an appreciation of theater as an art form

How did the Minoans impact Western Civilization?

  • Their culture was adopted by ancient Greece and was known as the birthplace for Western Civilization.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender New York City History

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Historic Sites Project (Google Expeditions)

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8.03 Classify within the broad patterns of history those events that may be viewed as turning points.

6.06 Trace the development of internal conflicts due to differences in religion, race, culture, and group loyalties in various areas of the world.

Description

The Stonewall Rebellion is often seen as the beginning of the Human Rights Campaign for Equality in the United States.  Students will learn about the events that lead to the rebellion and learn about some of the inequalities that lead to the rebellion as well as the aftermath and the continuation of internal conflicts within political parties, religious establishments, and the birth of community centers that still exist today in order to provide refuge and sanctuary for members of the LGBT community.

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*3 guiding questions for students to explore

How does the Sip-in of Julius and the Sit-ins of Woolworths compare to the ‘beginning of movements’ in Civil Rights?

  • Answers will vary but should include a people being denied services based on differences from the majority as well as being the first steps into a bigger movement for equality.

Why would religion play a role in the equality politics for members of the LGBT community?

  • Answers may site strong conservative views rooted in the bible belt, differences in the Republican and Democratic parties.

How did HIV/AIDS play a role in the movement towards acceptance of the LGBT community?

  • Negative and inaccurate portrayals brought people together with a common interest to form a grassroots movement.

9th-12th Civics/Government

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The People’s House - Inside the White House (2017 Obama Administration)

https://youtu.be/bqW2qm02jwI?t=21s

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Felix & Paul Studios, http://felixandpaul.com

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8.03 Classify within the broad patterns of history those events that may be viewed as turning points.

6.06 Trace the development of internal conflicts due to differences in religion, race, culture, and group loyalties in various areas of the world.

Description

Tour the White House with a virtual tour hosted by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Discover the history and current roles of various rooms within the White House.

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*3 guiding questions for students to explore

Question 1 - Why did George Washington prefer a particular shape for rooms? What rooms reflect that dynamic?

  • George Washington preferred circular or oval rooms so that no one was perceived as standing in the corner. Everyone had equal access to the activity in the center of the space. The Oval Office, Blue Room, Diplomatic Reception Room, and Yellow Oval Room were all designed with this continued ideal

Question 2 - Under the Obama Administration what activities took place in the Roosevelt Room? Additionally, Mr. Obama states that decisions of war and peace, major advancements, civil rights and human rights have taken place here. What room is he describing?

  • In the same room that the New Deal was signed, The Roosevelt Room, the Obama administration watched Congress sign the Affordable Care Act, gathered community leaders to discuss topics such as the economy, gun violence, and the changing climate.

Question 3 - Mr. Obama states that decisions of war and peace, major advancements, civil rights and human rights have taken place here. What room is he describing?

  • The Oval Office